Sage 100cloud vs. Zoho Books

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 100cloud
Score 8.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Sage 100cloud (formerly Sage 100 ERP) business management software offers a broad range of modules designed to meet the many needs of virtually any business. It encompasses financial operations and accounting, payroll, business intelligence, CRM, eBusiness, manufacturing and distribution.
$0
Per Seat per Month
Zoho Books
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Zoho Books is an accounting solution that is designed to help small businesses manage their finances. This solution includes dashboards and a wide variety of reports. Business users can automate tasks and set up custom workflows. The vendor offers a 14 day free trial.
$0
For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum
Pricing
Sage 100cloudZoho Books
Editions & Modules
Sage 100 ERP Standard
Per Seat per Month
Sage 100 ERP Advanced
Per Seat per Month
Sage 100 ERP Premium
Per Seat per Month
Sage 100 ERP Online
Per User per Month
Free
$0
For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum
Standard
$15
Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Professional
$40
Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Premium
$60
Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 100cloudZoho Books
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Sage 100cloudZoho Books
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage 100cloudZoho Books
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
8.4
7 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
1.0
8 Ratings
Zoho Books
6.0
14 Ratings
API for custom integration1.05 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Plug-ins1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
10.0
14 Ratings
Zoho Books
9.1
24 Ratings
Single sign-on capability10.014 Ratings9.818 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.013 Ratings8.423 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.4
16 Ratings
Zoho Books
7.9
23 Ratings
Dashboards8.610 Ratings7.323 Ratings
Standard reports8.615 Ratings7.322 Ratings
Custom reports5.014 Ratings9.01 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.6
16 Ratings
Zoho Books
8.2
24 Ratings
Accounts payable9.016 Ratings8.122 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.012 Ratings9.023 Ratings
Global Financial Support6.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings5.621 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings7.022 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.5
10 Ratings
Zoho Books
6.5
12 Ratings
Inventory tracking8.010 Ratings6.112 Ratings
Automatic reordering6.78 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Location management6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
9.1
9 Ratings
Zoho Books
8.3
21 Ratings
Pricing10.09 Ratings7.018 Ratings
Order entry10.09 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Credit card processing10.09 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.09 Ratings8.217 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
8.2
6 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Revenue Recognition8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
8.0
5 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
5.0
1 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Candidate Search5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Talent Profiles5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Absence Management5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.0
1 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Spending Control7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
5.0
1 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
4.4
1 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Risk Repository5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.1
3 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
8.2
3 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.8
3 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Forecasting8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
1.4
1 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Proposal Management1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Sage 100cloudZoho Books
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(20 ratings)
7.3
(25 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.6
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(5 ratings)
6.3
(6 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
5.1
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 100cloudZoho Books
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
For small and medium business in the distribution and light manufacturing space, Sage 100 is probably the best bang for your buck. As a very scaleable system, you can modify the system to meet the needs of a growing business without making gross changes to the core of the system
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Zoho Corporation
If using other cloud applications and you wish to create Zoho Books transactions via APIs, Zoho Books is great. The overall UI and flow of the application are great. If you need a detailed job cost accounting solution and robust reporting there is some room for improvement here.
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Pros
Sage
  • Simple to implement and use. Operation very intuitive so new employees are quickly trained.
  • It is very flexible with many modules and many features allows for easy customization to suit particular needs of any department or company.
  • Context sensitive help, training and support make it easy for a company to operate with out a lot of additional outside tech support.
  • Scalable plenty of room to grow as the business grows without being bloated.
  • Pricing is very reasonable.
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Zoho Corporation
  • Zoho Books invoicing and receipting features are second to none. We find it easy to quickly invoice clients and add items to their bills and also for our own receipting internally.
  • The accounting features are great for our accounting team to be able to see where we are financially and how the business is doing.
  • The ability to add contacts and run a mini CRM channel with clients within Zoho is invaluable. Since we use this in conjunction with our other CRM channels, it helps to have a centralized place to follow up and see through a sales funnel.
  • Zoho Books allows us to take payments from clients around the globe a feature we didn't have when we used another accounting system.
  • The pricing for Zoho Books is fairly reasonable for an SME organization which is a great for us as it pays itself back many times over every month.
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Cons
Sage
  • It's painfully slow even for mid-sized businesses like ours without millions of transactions.
  • It crashes very, very often and has numerous critical failures.
  • Unfortunately, it's a local program so that excludes it from being used remotely. You have to be on site for it to work.
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Zoho Corporation
  • Zoho Books is only available in Texas and California. There is no integration allowed for paying employee expenses. The absolute worst aspect is the fact that if you make even the slightest error in data input there is no backing up. You cannot undo an error.
  • The system does not allow change once implemented, so you must get every one of your beginning balances perfect. The practice of Journal Entries is cumbersome. When reconciling, Zoho Books has adopted a number of required steps that significantly overcomplicate reconciliation using practices that are not consistent with general accounting principles in the US.
  • On the customer side, you must look in two places to see the beginning balance and the current receivables that might exist for current invoicing.
  • The way the system works, you must avoid having much trust with the balances depicted. So far, it appears that Zoho Books uses what we called in school "that new math."
  • It would be terrifying to rely on this bookkeeping system to support an IRS Audit. The system violates too many fundamental accounting principles.
  • The software is used by so few people that there is concern that we might never find a skilled bookkeeper.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
I would put this out to bid, if I were at the same organization. There have been a lot of improvements and changes in enterprise software and my preference would be to find a good web-based or cloud-based tool. Lower overall cost of ownership and improved efficiency would be my target criteria for a rebid of this.
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Zoho Corporation
No answers on this topic
Usability
Sage
It is easy, flexible, user friendly and feature laden. Out of the box or easily customized to meet our "wish" list . Sage offers a variety of modules and bolt-ons, user defined fields etc., allowing us to conduct business "our way" without forcing us into a one-size- fits- none mold or having to purchase expensive and cumbersome programming modifications
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Zoho Corporation
Customization is the biggest struggle for us and most of the time we need to involve a tech person. The chat support is a great feature and very helpful. It would be great to be able to customize and create invoices and correspondence (templates) such are reminders in multiple languages within one organization. The currency (USD) would be the same. We have clients in different countries that don't speak English but pay in USD.
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Support Rating
Sage
Sage Support is very good. I usually get a person on the phone in a short time frame and usually get my issues fixed in one called.
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Zoho Corporation
The support team feels very disjointed. We have filtered through a number of "lead" contacts and are frequently spammed by other Zoho members. Once getting an appropriate support contact on the phone - the team is very helpful, it just takes a lot of hoop jumping to get there. We actually unsubscribed from their support package as we were not getting the value we were looking for.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
We had an advantage in implementing the tool in that our director of Ops had been part of the team implementing the ERP for other users so we knew what to expect and were able to avoid a lot of the challenges people sometimes face with implementations. However, the process still took far longer than desired.
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Zoho Corporation
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Sage
I've reviewed Accpac, Syspro, SAP Business 1 and Platinum. Sage is far easier to use and setup than Syspro and SAP Business 1. Generally speaking, most accounting software does the same thing, at the end of the day, how easy is it to modify data inside the system and review to make sure that your system integrity is intact. I find that Sage 100 is excellent at these things.
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Zoho Corporation
We had a lot of problems with Exact Online, support-wise and price-wise. So Zoho Books wins on every point there. While Exact offers way more options, it tends to be really slow... and complex. Again Zoho Books wins. If you want an easy-to-use tool and not pay a lot of money, or if you are a small administration office with a few clients, this tool will be perfect for you.
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • We have seen increased efficiencies for our team members processing orders and fulfillment as they are now integrated.
  • We have cut paper/printing/mail expenses by 500% of what we previously spent.
  • Our overall cash management has improved with the visibility from Bank Reconciliation and Financial Reporting.
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Zoho Corporation
  • Integration: Zoho Books offers out of the box integrations to extend the functionality and connect with the applications you love like MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook, PandaDoc, and Quickbooks, etc.
  • Flexibility makes Zoho Books great!
  • Since I can use forecast reports, I can create customizable sales forecast data from the dashboard to accurately measure revenue forecasts and establish sales quotas.
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